Frankfort, Ind. – Frankfort’s 2017 Operation Spring Clean Up is May 1-6 with volunteers and monetary contributions needed and activities planned each weekday evening from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. in the City’s six parks, and the Downtown Square.
Individuals, families, schools, businesses, churches, and service organizations are invited to participate in the City’s sixth community-wide clean up initiative that includes flower and tree plantings, painting in the City’s parks, cleaning up trash around the Courthouse Square, in downtown alleys and neighborhoods.
According to Parks Superintendent Joel Tatum, volunteers and monetary donations of all types are needed, with monetary contributions made by calling the Parks Department at 765-659-3422 or emailing Tatum at firstname.lastname@example.org
“We appreciate donations from individuals, companies and organizations so we can purchase supplies such as gloves for trash collection and planting and garden equipment including rakes, shovels and wheelbarrows to help make our clean up activities successful again this year.
“We also are accepting donations of perennials at the Parks office at 1 Adrian Marks Drive, Monday – Friday from 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. until April 28. The perennials will be planted around the parks during the clean up,” Tatum said.
This year’s schedule (5:00 – 8:00 p.m.):
Monday, May 1:
Circle Park (painting playground equipment, replacing missing posts, mulching)
Luther Howe Park (Green Street Park) (painting playground equipment, landscaping signage area, mulching)
Tuesday, May 2:
Dorner’s Park (painting bleachers/benches, landscaping signage area, mulching)
John Redmon Park (Third Street Park) (painting playground equipment, cleaning railroad tracks, mulching)
Wednesday, May 3:
TPA Park (painting playground equipment, picking up limbs and trash, mulching)
Thursday, May 4:
Lawrence Farrell Park (Eastside Park) (painting playground equipment, cleaning railroad tracks, landscaping signage area, mulching)
Friday, May 5:
Downtown Square and surrounding areas (cleaning up sidewalks and alleys, cleaning and planting flower pots, hanging flower baskets on light poles)
If areas are cleaned early in the 5 – 8 p.m. time period on any evening, volunteers will be deployed to the streets surrounding those parks. If rainfall or storms impact any of the evenings, that night’s activities will be cancelled and the schedule will continue at the next evening’s location.
According to Street Superintendent Jason Forsythe, the Street Department is offering free drop off at their location at 905 Burlington Avenue during the week of the City’s Operation Spring Clean Up for Frankfort residents only. The service is not available for businesses.
“Residents can drop off up to two pickup truck loads of materials per residence, including large bulk items such as couches, mattresses, box springs, appliances, carpet, chairs, up to two car tires, dressers and TVs from 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. Monday – Friday (May 1 – 5) and on Saturday, May 6 from 8:00 a.m. – noon.
“Residents will be required to show identification at the gate upon arrival at the Street Department. NO remodeling or building materials will be accepted including lumber, concrete, drywall, countertops, floor tiles or roofing shingles,” Forsythe said.
For those wanting to get a head start on cleaning their own properties, Clinton County residents can take advantage of Republic Services Clinton County Landfill’s Spring Clean Up 2017 with a FREE DAY (one day only) on Saturday, April 29 from 7:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at the landfill site at 2700 North State Road 39.
Pick up trucks, family vans and car loads of items for disposal can be dropped off free of charge that day at the landfill with no trailers or dump trucks allowed. NO electronics (TVs, computers, etc.), roofing, appliances, tires, batteries, yard waste or liquids are allowed.